I’d like to have a channel that’s for serious releases only. If something is a maintenance release, or just the beginning of an idea, it wouldn’t be thought of as important. However, when a technology has matured and is ready for other minds to consider it, there ought to be a way to get it looked at.
We live in a new era — mostly of self-expression, but not so much of listening. We are not Hamlet so much these days — we are broadcasters of the self… Selfhood is extremely important, of course — who can deny it? — but when you make the self the outer limit of your politics, you then begin to ignore a great deal of the attitudes, situations, dilemmas, misery of others. So there should be a limit, I think, on the limiting factor of selfhood.
Listening — that is, abandoning the self and abandoning yourself to another’s point of view — is what the internet has not really given us. It’s given us trolls, it’s given us tsunamis of opinion. Perhaps it’ll take a bend in the future that we can’t yet foresee.
Ian McKewan – Nutshell
“Like life, the Internet is non-linear. This week’s article builds on last week’s, but at the same time sets it up as I seek to focus on the collaborative aspects of engagement.
The need for collaboration gets bandied around a lot these days, but I remain convinced that few understand how it works in ‘collective creation’. No – we haven’t always done it. No, it is not ‘the team working around the table together’. And NO – virtualizing the team and doing daily scrum meetings do not collaborative teams make.
Companies don’t fail at collaboration because not enough people will cooperate with one another. They fail when people work too closely in certain teams, functions, or departments without any regard for the rest of the organization.
Certainly my observation. And I think it will continue as long as organizations are managed in silos, teams are matched against teams and goals given to suit individuals – not ‘the good’ of the organization.